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Waitangi Day Address by Dr Michael J. Stevens, Awarua 2021

Dr Michael J. Stevens (Kāti Rakiāmoa me Kāi Te Ruahikihiki; nō te whānau Metzger ki Awarua) Waitangi Day Address – Ngāi Tahu Treaty Commemorations Te Rau Aroha Marae 6 February 2021 A few weeks ago Tā Tipene asked me if I would like to compose and deliver a Waitangi Day Address – and by asked,…

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10th February 2021
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Puketeraki Marae open to the community following water contamination scare

Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki is working to ensure anyone whose water supply may have been affected by lead contamination has access to safe drinking water. Last week, residents in Karitāne and Waikouaiti were informed by Dunedin City Council that water samples taken in December were found to contain almost 40 times the acceptable level…

26th January 2021
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Significant funding for new marae facility a boost for Southland

Waihōpai Rūnaka is delighted by today’s announcement of a $9 million grant to upgrade its marae complex from the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Hīkina Whakatutuki. The money is from the $3 billion Government COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. Rūnaka Chair Cyril Gilroy says the project will ensure Murihiku Marae is fit for purpose…

18th January 2021
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Infrastructure works begin at Te Pā Tāhuna

Ngāi Tahu Property has appointed civil construction company Downer to carry out the new infrastructure work for Te Pā Tāhuna – the residential development under way on Gorge Road in Tāhuna Queenstown. The firm has begun infrastructure construction work. Ngāi Tahu Property General Manager Blair Forgie says the commencement of civil works on the site…

8th January 2021
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Funding for Te Waihora restoration project celebrated

Te Taumutu Rūnanga and the Co-Governors of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere, have welcomed the recent announcement that their application to the Ministry for the Environment’s Freshwater Improvement Fund for project funding had been successful. Co-Governance Co-Chairs Liz Brown (Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Interim) and Jenny Hughey (Environment Canterbury) said that, over five years,…

10th December 2020
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Ngāi Tahu & ACC to build new central city Dunedin ACC office

Ngāi Tahu Property and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) today signed an agreement to build a new state-of-the-art ACC office building in Ōtepoti Dunedin. Construction is set to get under way in 2021 at the site of the Dowling Street Carpark. The building, which is a 50:50 joint venture between Ngāi Tahu Property and the…

21st November 2020
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Lisa Tumahai re-elected Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere

Lisa Tumahai, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu representative for Ngāti Waewae Rūnanga, has today been re-elected as Kaiwhakahaere (chair) of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. The result follows an election held today at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Board meeting with Lisa receiving unanimous support from the 18-member board. Matapura Ellison, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi…

1st June 2020
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Iwi celebrates first Ngāi Tahu Dame

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai has extended her congratulations to all Ngāi Tahu whānau acknowledged in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for their tremendous service to Aotearoa. “E te māreikura, Taua Aroha, ko koe te maire tū waotoko i te ora i waekanui i tō whānau, i tō hapū, i tō iwi. Nā…

23rd April 2020
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Ngāi Tahu Tourism update

The impacts of COVID-19 and the related moves made to protect New Zealanders’ health have taken a significant toll on the tourism industry, from which Ngāi Tahu Tourism has not been immune. Our tourism businesses, alongside the rest of the industry, no longer have any revenue, and even when the industry does eventually reestablish, it…